Century Plant

Agave americana

  • Category:Drought Tolerant
  • Mature Height:6′
  • Mature Width:8-10′
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Water Requirements:Moderate to Little Water


Leaves to 6 ft. long, with hooked spines along the edge and a wicked spine at the tip, blue-green in color. Be sure you really want one before planting it. The bulk and spines make it formidable to remove. After 10 years or more the plants makes a branched flower stalk 15-40 ft. high with yellowish green flowers. There are several varieties with yellow or white striped leaves.

Please contact your local Star Nursery Garden Center for availability.